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Inline CommonMark formatting help
It would be super helpful for new users to have a shortcut to all the possible formatting options the forum supports. It could be added in the area next to the other editor options: I think it doesn't say anywhere that the forum is using Markdown. I ...
What's missing in Talkyard
Here are things relatively many ask about, and that have not yet been implemented: Custom groups — now available, June 2019. You can add people to a group, and configure security permision and notification settings for everyone in the group at once. ...
Bug: Blog comments break if Approve Users enabled
If Approve users (i.e. review each new blog commenter before they get to write anything) is enabled, then there's an error when loading the comments: Error: Minified React error #200 which means "Target container is not a DOM element".
Hen/hens makes the documentation confusing
I notice that the TalkYard UI uses the pronouns hen/hens. I've never encountered these pronouns outside of TalkYard. From reading the Wikipedia article, it sounds like it's only used in the Swedish language. Would it be possible to change the termino...
Feature request: Moderation tools to encourage user etiquette
In our forum, we're noticing an occasional issue where the user isn't malicious, but they have a different view of forum etiquette than we do, and they violate our forum norms. One example is bumping a bunch of old threads to say "me too!" or "+1." I...
Hi I found the section to "Allow embedding from," but how do I find the actual page to embed? I'm looking for something that looks like https://kajmagnus-blog.talkyard.io/-/embedded-comments?discussionId=new-embedded-comments-2017&embeddingUrl=https:...
"Post hidden; click to show" message
Hi, I created a post, but when I view it, others and I see "Post hidden; click to show" This hasn't happened to me in previous posts. Any idea what causes this and what fixes it? When I click the message, the post does show up after that, but I don't...
Feature request: Allow team members to "claim" a thread
My support team is growing, and one of the issues we're running into is that multiple team members might be responding to the same post at the same time. Especially for questions that require 30-60 minutes of research, we don't want multiple team mem...
Improving the docs
Is there anything that can be done to improve the docs? I am starting this discussion in order to brainstorm and discuss any ideas for improvements. Currently the docs can be found on this discussion category, and on the github: https://github.com/de...
Delayed notification emails
It looks like I hadn't been getting emails from TalkYard for a week, and then they suddenly all appeared at once. I saw this on two of my TalkYard instances. Known issue?
Free css to give a modern look to Talkyard
Hello, Here is our complete css to give a modern look to Talkyard (rounded button, shadow, prettier color and much more). Simply go in the "Look and Feel" tab in the admin section and paste the following (feel free to change the color to match your t...
How to change the Start Page
How do you change the first page someone sees, when they visit your forum? By default, they'll see a list of new topics and topics that have gotten new comments. But as admin, you can go to the admin area, and type "categories" instead of "latest" in...
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Lets Encrypt certificate not generated
HI, I created a custom domain for talkyard (forum.lumberkart.com), but there is not TLS certificate generated for it (the active certificate is *.talkyard.io What needed to be done to have a proper certificate? Thanks!
Threading for email notifications
I'd love it if TalkYard would make it possible for email clients to create email threads that matched the forum threads. So if I had email notifications enabled, and there were 5 posts in topic A, and 3 posts in topic B, and 6 posts in Topic C, I'd h...
How to change notification settings
Changing your notification settings To change your notification settings for a specific page: Go to that page, Scroll down just a little bit, then you'll see a horizontal gray bar, with a button entitled Notifications: ... . Click it, and choose noti...
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How to Rollback a Database Upgrade
This article is about how to revert a database upgrade, and roll back to a previous version of Talkyard — also if the upgrade script did changes to the database, e.g. added new tables or columns.
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Mini roadmap, fall 2022
Here's what's next, August, Sept, Oct 2022: End of August: 1. Something. — done. Beginning of September: 2. May-not-@mention-me feature (so, in forums with many members, mods & admins who want, can stop ordinary members from mentioning them). — done....
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Allow multiple replies to be selected as "good answers"
Often there is more than one solution for a problem. And sometimes the discussion splits into two different questions. For those cases, it would be nice to be able to select multiple replies as "good answers". Example: I found an issue (thread)
- We ...
Feature request: Give admins more control over uploads
It seems like the attachment limit is 1MB. This is a bit small, as there are some screenshots that exceed 1 MB, which prevents users from uploading. It would be nice to bump up the default to 3-5 MB or make it admin-configurable Relatedly - TalkYard ...
How to Download and Restore a JSON backup
You can export a Talkyard SaaS hosted site, as JSON, as follows: 1. First enable Experimental features, in the Admin Area, here: https://your talkyard site/-/admin/settings/features — tick Experimental [ ] (it's not that experimental any longer, but ...
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Feature request: Convert post to new thread
Something that happens occasionally on our forum is that users get confused and request help by posting to an unrelated thread. Currently, there are two workarounds for this, neither of which is great: Ask the user to start a new thread Admin creates...
Limit ability to tag/mention certain users
Hi @KajMagnus Being the admin of our forum and at the same time the Founder & CEO of my company makes my time extremely limited. Many of our users have figured out that they can tag me in various posts to give them a little more attention. Going forw...
Can't install docker
Hello every one. I'm a student in grade 11 in Thailand. English isn't my native language. I'm very newbie in Linux or Server. But I have to made a forum for my project. After I looking for a lots of forum software. I choose talkard for my project. Bu...
reCAPTCHA v2 or v3
Hi I was wondering if talkyard.GoogleApiKey in the config is for reCAPTCHA? If so, does it support reCAPTCHA v3 or should I do v2?
How to use a Custom HTTPS Cert
If you want to use your own HTTPS cert, instead of an auto generated LetsEncrypt cert, you can do this: Save your HTTPS cert files in /opt/talkyard/conf/sites-enabled-manual/your-cert.d/ on your Talkyard server. Open this file in an editor: /opt/talk...
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Closing comments on a blog post
I'm using TY on my blog for comments. I wrote a post that attracted a lot of comments, but at this point, the discussion is kind of just noise with people repeating the same perspectives over and over. I closed the topic thinking that would prevent n...
How to apply Dark theme/template?
I have updated the dark-theme CSS I have posted in an older thread, so to make the solutions easier to find I'll make a new clean thread here. To apply the dark theme, go to: admin area -> Look and feeel -> CSS and JS And post the CSS from the soluti...
Front page loads slowly when a lot of categories are present
Our forum front page takes several seconds to render, which is considered bad by modern standards (and also is just quite annoying). This seems to happen because the forum renders all sub categories - of which we have more than 500. It seems that thi...
Docker install just gives me a 404
TyE404HOSTNAME its not the nginx 404 its something under the hood doing this. I'm proxying global nginx to port 8037 which is what talkyard should be listening on.
How to Rollback a Software-Only Upgrade
If you're hosting Talkyard on-premise, and need to rollback a software-only upgrade to the Talkyard version running before the upgrade, then follow the below steps.
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